-----In 2004 we bought a falling-down house and 30 acres. This blog documents our progress-----

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hobbit houses in Wales

My Dad for a long time has wanted to build a kind of hobbit house as a hobby project, on the far side of our hill.  So when I spotted this article with pictures of a similar kind of hobbit house in Wales I just had to share.  He loves it, apparently this is exactly the kind of thing he was thinking of.  I don't know when or even if it will get done, but wouldn't it be cool?  :-)

You can find out more about it at the guy's own site: SimonDale.net, including lots of photos of which the below are just a sample.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lake house gets beginnings of a roof

The exciting news is, we have the outlines of a roof!  There was a little to and fro'ing at one stage, Dad was considering a shortcut of making a much lower roof using some old bullnose sheets we have lying around... but on consideration we stuck to our guns and decided to stick to the original plan of having a nicely pitched roof.  I'm so glad, I love the shape it's turning out to be.

dam house work in progress - 13

dam house work in progress - 01 CROPPED